UMI 2011

Marine Minerals: Recent Innovations in Technology

The 40th Annual Conference of the Underwater Mining Institute
September 14–18, 2011 • Hilo Hawaiian Hotel • Hilo, Hawai‘i USA

photo of group on lava flow
UMI 2011 Volcanoes National Park tour group on Chain of Craters Road, Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Technical Program Chair:
Dr. Charles L. Morgan

Technical Program Co-chair and Host:
Dr. John Wiltshire
Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory, University of Hawai‘i


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UMI 2011 Call for Presentations

The Underwater Mining Institute is seeking presentations focused on Technological Developments relevant to:

Other Relevant Topics of Timely Interest are also welcomed.

As the world economy emerges from the serious recession of the past two years, mineral markets have generally responded with rapidly increasing demands for mineral commodities and higher mineral prices. This increasing demand, exemplified by the recent publicity about potential shortages of rare earth elements, has led in turn to increased efforts to develop technological solutions to the many problems associated with the development of marine minerals. The 2011 UMI will be a timely opportunity for professionals engaged in the many relevant disciplines to report on recent accomplishments and exchange views in a venue that is focused exclusively on marine minerals.

UMI 2011 will be held during the week just prior to the Oceans ’11 MTS/IEEE Conference, which will also take place on the Island of Hawai‘i. The primary focus on technology at the 2011 UMI is entirely compatible with the Oceans ’11, and we hope many participants will plan to attend both conferences.

The quaint and verdant city of Hilo, on the windward side of Hawai‘i Island will be the backdrop of UMI 2011. UMI participants will be able to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful amenities and intimate venue associated with this slightly out-of-the-way location and will be close to the spectacular scenic and geological wonders of the active Kilauea Volcano, which has been erupting continuously since 1983, as well as the opportunity to visit the Mauna Kea astronomical observatories, which hold some of the most advanced telescopes on the planet. Please join us to participate in this the 40th UMI.

We appreciate your patience while we continue to update our website over the next several weeks. If you have any questions, please contact our Conference Coordinator Karynne Morgan.

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Submission Instructions

For commercial exhibits, please contact the Conference Coordinator for information.

Submit Abstract by email.

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Conference Contact Information

  • Technical Program Chair
  • Dr. Charles L. Morgan
  • Technical Program Co-Chair and Host
  • Dr. John Wiltshire
  • Director
    Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory
  • University of Hawai‘i USA
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Ms. Karynne Morgan
  • University of Hawai‘i
  • 1000 Pope Road, MSB 303
  • Honolulu HI 96822
  • Tel: +1 808.956.6036
  • Fax: + 1 808.956.9772
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